Amour Sweeps London Critics' Circle Awards

Amour swept the London Critics' Circle Awards taking home prizes for Film of the Year, Actress of the Year and Screenwriter of the Year
Amour Sweeps London Critics' Circle Awards
Helena Bonham Carter

French-language drama Amour was the big winner at the London Critics' Circle Awards on Sunday night (20 January), where it was awarded Film of the Year.

The critically acclaimed movie's star Emmanuelle Riva was named Actress of the Year, while its director Michael Haneke also won the trophy for Screenwriter of the Year but lost out to Life of Pi director Ang Lee for the Best Director prize.

Other big winners included The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the awards for Actor of the Year and Supporting Actor of the Year.

Anne Hathaway - who won a Golden Globe last Sunday (13 January) - was named Supporting Actress of the Year for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, while Andrea Riseborough won British Actress of the Year for her part in Shadow Dancer.

Toby Jones emerged with the British Actor of the Year prize for his outing in Berberian Sound Studio, which also won the Attenborough Award: British Film of the Year.

The London Film Critics' Circle comprises more than 120 members of U.K. film critics, broadcasters and writers, who this year voted for more than 200 titles on their nominations ballots.

The awards were handed out at a star-studded ceremony at the May Fair Hotel in central London, where attendees included Emily Blunt, Samantha Barks, and Helena Bonham Carter.

The 46-year-old Les Miserables star was honoured with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

 

The winners in full:

 

The Sky Movies Award: FILM OF THE YEAR

Amour

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR

Rust and Bone

 

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

The Imposter

 

The Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR - presented

by The May Fair Hotel

Berberian Sound Studio

 

The Spotlight Award: ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

 

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

 

BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR - in association with Cameo Productions

Toby Jones - Berberian Sound Studio

 

BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Andrea Riseborough - Shadow Dancer

 

YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Tom Holland - The Impossible

 

The American Airlines Award: DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Ang Lee - Life of Pi

 

SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR

Michael Haneke - Amour

 

BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILMMAKER

Alice Lowe & Steve Oram, writers - Sightseers

 

The Sky 3D Award: TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Life of Pi - Bill Westenhofer, visual effects

 

DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM - sponsored by Premier

Helena Bonham Carter

 

Top 10 Films

Amour

The Master

Life of Pi

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Zero Dark Thirty

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Django Unchained

Tabu

Rust and Bone

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